Nova Scotia Power and OpenHydro unveil in-stream tidal turbine – Final preparations underway for deployment in Bay of Fundy
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“It’s exciting to have reached this point in the turbine’s development,” said
“We are delighted to be working with Nova Scotia Power on this innovative project”, said
Cherubini Metal Works was awarded a
“We are very pleased to have been selected to work on this innovative and unique project,” said
The 10-metre turbine will be deployed in the Minas Passage of the Bay of Fundy this fall as part of the FORCE tidal test site. Testing will last up to two years. Operational data will be collected and shared by Nova Scotia Power and OpenHydro to determine the environmental performance and future feasibility of tidal power in the Bay of Fundy. The testing will focus on the robustness of the turbine in the harsh environment of the Bay of Fundy, close monitoring of any environmental impacts of the turbine, and the energy production capabilities of the technology. Nova Scotia Power looks forward to being an active participant, along with FORCE, in the ongoing monitoring of the test site.
“Our Government supports clean technologies that provide opportunities for economic growth while offering innovative solutions to help protect our environment,” said Mr.
Nova Scotia Power’s involvement with this tidal energy test facility is supported by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), an arm’s-length, not-for-profit corporation created by the Government of
“Anyone who has spent time on
About Nova Scotia Power
Nova Scotia Power Inc. is the largest wholly-owned subsidiary of Emera Inc. (TSX-EMA), a diversified energy and services company. Nova Scotia Power provides more than 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to 482,000 customers in the province. The company is focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions and add renewable energy. Nova Scotia Power has 1,700 employees and
OpenHydro is an Irish energy technology company whose business is the design and manufacture of marine turbines for generating renewable energy from tidal streams. The company’s vision is to deploy arrays of tidal turbines under the world’s oceans, silently and invisibly generating electricity at no cost to the environment. OpenHydro has achieved a number of industry firsts including being the first to deploy a tidal turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), the first to connect to and generate electricity from tidal streams onto the UK National Grid and the first to successfully demonstrate a method of safely and economically deploying turbines directly on the seabed. The deployment method uses a custom built heavy lift barge designed by OpenHydro specifically for deploying tidal turbines which delivers a step change in the economics of tidal energy.
OpenHydro has a project portfolio spanning the
About Cherubini Metal Works
Cherubini Metal Works is a
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arm’s-length foundation created by the Government of
SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The
SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation and has been working with the public and private sector including industry, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the financial community and all levels of government to achieve this mandate.
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